Government forces to head to Syria’s east – military source  

ALEPPO, Syria (North Press) – Syrian government is packing military reinforcements, including armored vehicles and troops, to move towards the city of Abu Kamal, east of Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria, a military source of the government forces told North Press on Thursday.

The source said, on the condition of anonymity, that the government forces present in Deir ez-Zor need military reinforcements, amid ongoing movement of the US troops located east of the Euphrates River and at al-Tanf garrison in Deir ez-Zor, on the Syrian-Iraq border. The government forces consider such movement as “suspected”.

The Military Intelligence, affiliated with the government forces, requested Shamal Legion headed by Abu Ali Reslan in the eastern countryside of Aleppo to recruit the young men to support the ongoing military reinforcements, according to the source.  

The military groups will set off from Maskana area, in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, and head towards the eastern part of the country.

Reporting by Muhammad al-Qadi